Essex Area Ramblers

At the heart of walking in Essex

Named Essex Long Distance Paths

Admiral McHardy Walk - 4km/9mls. Admiral McHardy Way is named after the first Chief Constable of Essex.
Beating the Bounds - 32km/20ml. A walk around the parish boundary of Great Waltham.
Byrhtnorth's Last Essex Visit - 79km/49ml. It follows the Cam valley to Saffron Walden.
Canvey Island Walk - 24km/15mls. A circuit of Canvey Island.
Capital Ring - 126km/78mls. Gtr. London. This is an inner London circular orbital route linking parks, commons and open spaces.
Centenary Circle - 32km/21 ml. Circular footpath.A route around Chelmsford via Sandon, Chignal Smealey, Galleywood, Writtle, Broomfield and the River Chelmer.
Clone Valley Path - 37km/23ml. Starting at the Great Oak in Yeldham the path takes in the historic village of Castle Hedingham, before finishing at Balkerne Gate in Colchester.
Essex Priory Way - 32km/20ml. A beautiful coastal walk of 20 miles, from St. Osyth Stone Point, via St. Osyth, Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe to St Botolph's Priory in Colchester.
Essex Way - 130km/82ml. Passing through or near many attractive old villages including Willingdale, Pleshey, Coggeshall, Dedham and Manningtree where it takes to the Stour Estuary.
Flitch Way - 24 km/15ml.The old branch Railway (LNER) line from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree.
Forest Way - 40km/25ml. Links two forests and several open spaces in south-west Essex.
Greenbelt Way - 360km/224mls. Bucks, Essex, Herts, Gtr. London, Kent and Surrey.
Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk - 116km/72 ml. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Biking Centre and at the main Olympic Stadium.
Harcamlow way - 227 km/141 mls. Cambs, Essex, Herts. A figure-of-eight walk.
Ickniield Way - 180km/112mls. Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, HertsSuffolk. From the Ridgeway at Ivinghoe Beacon meeting the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath.
John Ray Walk - 16 km/10ml. Braintree to Witham celebrating the life of the famous botanist John Ray. The walk follows the picturesque valley of the River Brain.
Lea Valley Way - 85km/53mls. Beds, Essex, Herts, Gtr London. It first follows the course of the river, which is variously spelt Lee and Lea. It passes the numerous reservoirs that line the Lea valley through North London.
London Countryway - 346km/215mls. Bucks, Essex, Herts, Kent, Surrey. The London Countryway is an orbital walking trail around London.  The trail is easily walked as a series of day walks from London using public transport.
London Loop  - 241km/150mls. Bucks, Essex, Herts, Gtr London, Surrey. Starting at the Thames at Erith and finishing on the opposite north bank at Coldharbour.
Mansell Way - 32km/20ml. Dedicated to the memory of Dennis Mansell, photographer, journalist and hill walker, visits the valleys through which the Rivers Pant, Blackwater and Brain flow.
Mesea Island Walk - 21km/13mls. A walk around Mersea Island. The northern half is quiet, mostly along the sea wall. The southern half is mostly along the beach, with the Blackwater Estuary on the left.
Ridley Round - 21km/13ml. To celebrate the 21st year of the Essex Way the 13 miles long Ridley Round was created. The route goes through the parishes of Great Waltham, Little Waltham, Pleshey and Great and Little Leighs.
Roach Valley Way - 37km/23mls. Circular walk around south-east Essex leading you through a rich variety of landscapes - from ancient woodslands of Hockley to expansive coastal margins of the Roach and Crouch estuaries.
Saffron Trail - 116km/71ml. Starting on the coast at Southend via Leigh,Hadleigh Country Park,Hullbridge,Danbury,Chelmsford,Great Dunmow and finishies in Saffron Walden.
Southend Millennium Walk - 39km/24mls. Devised by the Ramblers Association. It covers all aspects of the town from the famous Golden Mile featuring the longest pier in the world.
St. Edmunds Way - 127km/79mls. Essex, Suffolk. A route across Suffolk, using the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) to Sudbury and Long Melford and then going via Lavenham and Little Welnetham to Bury St Edmunds.
St. Peter's Way - 66km/41ml. Hanningfield Reservoir and inlets of the Blackwater Estuary and reaching the coast to the east of Tillingham, then following the sea wall from where there are extensive views across the Essex marshes.
Stort Valley Way - 45km/28mls. Essex, Herts. A circuit around Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Sheering, Matching, Magdalen Laver and Epping Green are visited.
Thames Estuary Path - 47km/29mls. Tilbury Town all the way to Leigh-on-Sea, passing through an historic industrial and settled landscape with a wealth of green heritage and biodiversity.
Three Forests Way - 96km/60ml. The Way visits Hatfield Forest and via White Roding, the Roding valley and Abridge, the Hainault Forest and via Loughton, Epping Forest. The Stort Valley is followed back to the finish.
Uttlesford Way - 201km/127mls. The Uttlesford Way devised by local resident Peter Cooper.
Wallasea Island Walk - 16km/10mls. A circuit of Wallasea Island.  Earth has been imported from Crossrail to raise the level of the land so that the RSPB can create mudflats, saltmarsh and saline lagoons.